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Best things to do in Oljato-Monument Valley

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Grocery or Supermarket
“Gouldings closes at 9p during the summer and earlier during the winter months. They have firewood, camping accessories, produce, and meat for grilling. The gas station has a deli, and a coffee shop. They sell ice and drinks. ”
3 locals recommend
Route
“"Forest Gump" hill is 14 miles North into Utah. A popular view of the highway leading up through the monuments.”
3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Better Food than the View Hotel, has public showers, a grocery store, gas station and a car wash. ”
2 locals recommend
Locality
“Like a scene from an old western film, red rock buttes rise up from the orange desert floor, and occasionally a horse and rider even wanders by. This is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, located on the Navajo Indian Reservation in southeastern Utah, near the Arizona border. Numerous films and commercials have been shot in this scenic area, which is famous for its spectacular red mesas and stone pinnacles. Within the park is Valley Drive, a one-way, 17-mile, self-drive dirt road running between the buttes and through the dramatic landscape. Pullouts all along the route offer great opportunities for photography and soaking up the scenery. If you want to go beyond this one road to explore the park more fully, you must use a guide, which can be arranged at the visitor center. If you don't have time for the drive, which is usually done at a snail's pace due to the curves and sightseeing stops, the view from the Monument Valley Visitor Center is spectacular, and one of the best viewpoints in Monument Valley.”
11 locals recommend
Hotel
“Gouldings Grocery Store closes at 9p, and has small produce and meat section, and groceries that are great for camping and bbq. They sell ice, wood, and some camping supplies. You can find 16 oz green propane canisters in the back by the dairy and drinks section, on the back of a column row shelf. These canisters fit camping stoves, or tent heaters if you choose to borrow them for your visit. ”
1 local recommends
Tourist Information Center
“The Welcome Center sometimes has music or cultural events that are open to the public. Some nights they have fireworks depending on the holiday. There is no alcohol sold on the Navajo Reservation, only in the Mexican Hat, and it is 1/2 alcohol content. ”
1 local recommends
School
“Many people accidentally go here, instead of the W. Medical Drive, so its good to know its there. ”
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
1 local recommends
Campground
1 local recommends
Restaurant
“There are a few places to eat near Monument Valley. The View Hotel and Gouldings both have restaurants. I like Gouldings more. Alcohol is not served on the reservation. There is a nice place to eat 30 minutes to the north in Mexican Hat called the Swinging Steak.”
1 local recommends
Hotel
“Gouldings Restaurant closes at 9p, and is one of our local restaurants, with a great view of the residential non fee area of Monument Valley. It has a view of several monuments. ”
4 locals recommend